FoodPPEX is in association with the Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair, better known as MIFB, which is one of Sphere Exhibits Group’s most successful exhibitions among others. MIFB, Malaysia’s leading food & beverage trade event, has an excellent track record of 16 editions held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia annually.

Backed by the support and strengths of the MIFB team, FoodPPEX is set to mark its beginning of roadshows in 2017 with Chiang Mai and Hat Yai as its first destinations.

FoodPPEX 2017 – Chiang Mai

27 – 29 July 2017

Chiang Mall Hall, CentralPlaza Chiang Mai Airport

The second largest capital city of Thailand, the Thai government has eyes on Chiang Mai to be the next metropolis to grow and develop economically following its predecessor, Bangkok. Chiang Mai is situated next to the Chiang Rai province located at the most northern part of Thailand naturally boosting its potential to be a gateway for expanding trade and investment with its neighbouring countries – China, Laos and Myanmar. Agricultural produce in the north flourish due to its natural hot and cool climates throughout the year.

In 2015, some bilateral commerce worth THB48 billion concluded with the three aforementioned countries recording a 14% increase from 2014. Chiang Rai was also appointed to be a special economic zone (SEZ) under the government’s policy to further encourage trade and investment in border provinces. This was mainly attributed to its excellent transportation links for its 3 neighbouring countries through Chiang Kong, Mae Sai and Chiang Saen.

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Source from Thailand Board of Investment and The Nation

FoodPPEX 2017 – Hat Yai

16 – 18 November 2017

ICC Hat Yai

Hatyai sits within the province of Songkhla, which is at the border of Malaysia. The Thai government affirms Songkhla to play the major role in facilitating trade growth with Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The current value of trade between Thailand and Malaysia itself is approximately THB500 billion annually and is expected to grow with the development of industrial parks and enhanced transportation corridors like the North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC).

Given the close proximity with the two main Muslim countries in Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), the province’s main food trade focus includes Halal food production and processed seafood industry. Currently Thailand is ranked first in ASEAN for halal exports with over 120,000 Thai-made halal products & services.

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Source from Thailand Board of Investment and The Nation